Check Out Our March 2022 CD Artist Sampler

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones

“The Last Dance”

From the album The Alien Coast

ATO Records

A fever dream in sonic form, St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ new single “The Last Dance” is from latest album The Alien Coast, and marks the most adventurous and original output yet from an ever-evolving musical powerhouse, with a dizzying convergence of rock-and-roll and R&B, psychedelia and stoner metal.

stpaulandthebrokenbones.com

Drumming Bird

“​​Ocoee”

From the EP Ocoee

Self-released

Drumming Bird is a Nashville-based indie-rock band and is the main vehicle of singer-songwriter Austin Sawyer. Inspired by a range of artists, including The Avett Brothers, Wilco and Bruce Springsteen, his refreshing take on indie-rock provides music that evokes emotion without sacrificing energy.

drummingbird.com

Alec Bowman_Clarke

“A Red Light in a Darkroom”

From the EP A Place Like Home

Corduroy Punk Records

The labels we ascribe to musicians don’t really apply to Alec Bowman_Clarke. He is a singer-songwriter, yes, but that doesn’t really narrow it down in a musical environment that is endlessly fragmented and compartmentalized. Is he a folk singer, a troubadour? Perhaps, but he is so much more besides. What distinguishes Bowman Clarke’s work from that of so many men with guitars is its currency, its immediacy.

alecbowmanclarke.com

The Kirbys

“Cry”

Single

Self-released

The Kirbys are an Americana rock band based in East Texas. The Kirbys combine tight harmonies, strong melodies and driving beats with haunting guitars, from 12-string to slide, to create their unique sound. The Kirbys are: Andrew Kirby, Kate Kirby, Rantz Gibson, Marcia Keys and Chase Murdock.

thekirbysmusic.com

La Need Machine

“Motorstrollin’”

From the EP Carly’s Revenge

Self-released

La Need Machine is the latest kick-ass, indie-rock band from Seattle. La Need Machine has a distinctive Seattle sound and compelling lyrics. “A refreshingly original approach to indie-rock; raw and bold,” said Alfitude. La Need Machine’s music benefits charities like Mary’s Place and the Trevor Project.

laneedmachine.bandcamp.com

The HP’s

“The HP Trot (Blow Maceo)”

From the album Gritty City Soul, Vol. 1

Hidden Pony Records

Hamilton-based funk/soul collective The HP’s are poised to make major moves with the release of their debut album, Gritty City Soul, Vol. 1, which draws influence from the likes of James Brown and The J.B.’s and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, and is expected later in 2022 on Hidden Pony Records.

thehpsband.com

Skylimit

“Break Away”

Single

Self-released

“Skylimit” is a 23-year-old solo musician named Stephen Balcos, who began music production when he was 13. In 2019, Stephen performed his first show as Skylimit at Ketch’em Alive and found his love for performing his music since, and couldn’t be more excited to share it with the world.

linktr.ee/skylimit

Lee Martin

“Miss You”

From the album Gypsy Soul

All Good Absolute Records

Lee Martin is a New Zealand-based singer-songwriter who has been impacting the music scene with her thought-provoking lyrics and storytelling writing style.

leemartinmusician.com

The Youngers

“Cat Eyes”

From the album Nashville Again

Let It Roll Records

The Youngers stretch Americana and roots rock into everything from classic truck-driving music to garage-rock to surf. On their new album, Nashville Again, each song travels a different road, but they all come together to create a musical superhighway, where everything flows together seamlessly.

theyoungers.com

ReverbNation Winner: Linen Ray

“Love Ain’t Easy”

From the album On the Mend

Self-released

Linen Ray is poignant, gritty and joyous, combining familiar motives of pop and Americana with a slick country edge. The married folk-rock duo pulls influences from 1970s Laurel Canyon folk-pop, 1960s and 1970s rock, alt-country and gospel. Freshly inspired after relocating to Nashville, the twosome is now poised to release a new album, On the Mend.

linenray.com

Editor’s Pick: Midlake

“Bethel Woods”

From the album For the Sake of Bethel Woods

ATO Records

For the Sake of Bethel Woods, Midlake’s fifth studio album, is an album of immersive warmth and mystery from a band of ardent seekers, one of our generation’s finest: a band once feared lost themselves by fans, perhaps, but here revivified with freshness and constancy of intent.

midlakeband.com

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